Kate Moennig plays doctor in the first promo pictures for “Three Rivers”

You know who is not looking very Shane today? Kate Moennig. The first cast promo shots for the former The L Word star’s new medical series, Three Rivers, were released recently. Can I just say, whoa.

OK, before we can proceed we must discuss this image. First, I’m not sure Shane would approve of this haircut. Also, is it just me or did the marketing department find a “Femme-Up” tool in Photoshop and just go crazy? Though, I am happy to see Kate’s patented pout is still alive and well.

The show follows organ transplantation from three points of view: the doctors, the donors and the recipients. Kate plays Dr. Miranda Foster, a member of the elite surgical team who has a rebellious streak and fiery temper. She also happens to the daughter of the revered surgeon the medical wing is named after. I wonder how wardrobe will accessorize that chip on her shoulder each episode.

Rounding out the cast are Alex O’Loughlin (Moonlight) as lead surgeon Dr. Andy Yablonski, Daniel Henney as womanizing surgeon Dr. David Lee and Christopher J. Hanke as the newbie transplant coordinator Ryan Abbott.

Julia Ormond was originally cast in the pilot as Dr. Sophia Jordan, the head of surgery at Three Rivers Hospital. But after the show was picked up, she was let go. Stepping into her surgical shoes instead will be four-time Emmy winner Alfre Woodard. Now I would have loved to see Julia make a comeback, but you can really never go wrong when you cast Alfre. She is uniformly excellent in everything she does.

The new fall season is thick with medical dramas. Besides Three Rivers there is also Trauma and Mercy. Of course, Three Rivers is the only show that has Kate. So, there’s that. Find out more about the new series in this behind-the-scenes sneak peek.


So what do you think? Will you be checking into Three Rivers? And, seriously, Kate, it’s too bad you burned down Wax because you could use a visit, STAT.